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Dallas ISD Schools With Extended Calendar See Promising Results

At the beginning of last school year, 46 schools across Dallas ISD implemented the Additional Days School Year (or ADSY), an opportunity to increase instructional time on elementary campuses by up to [...]

In September of 2011, newly-elected Mayor Mike Rawlings and I announced the formation of the Commit Partnership. We did so in the belief that the [...]

Today’s teachers are responsible for preparing the workforce of tomorrow. Research demonstrates that the quality of a teacher's preparation directly correlates with their classroom performance [...]

An estimated 86% of all good full-time jobs in the U.S. require a postsecondary credential. By 2030, 62% of all Texas jobs will require the [...]

Citing the benefits that high-impact tutoring has on improving student outcomes, Commit Partnership Senior Director of Academic Recovery Dr. Sharla Horton-Williams urged the Texas House [...]

Teachers are the biggest in-school factor on student achievement, but many are leaving the classroom in what’s been referred to by master educator Shareefah Mason [...]

The legislative process is often contentious, and the 87th Texas Legislature was certainly no exception. But amidst several heated debates, we were heartened to find [...]

Tthe road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, now entering its second year, will be long and complex.

After serving for a year on the Texas Commission for Public School Finance, Senate Education Chair Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) filed legislation on March 8th to [...]

After a year’s worth of inquiry and research into Texas’ public school finance system, House Public Education Chair Dan Huberty (R-Houston) filed legislation Tuesday to [...]

For the past 12 months, a select commission of lawmakers, educators, and community members collaborated on a detailed set of recommendations for the Texas Legislature to [...]

On June 6th, Governor Greg Abbott called a special session and listed 20 priorities to be addressed during the 30 day special session, which began on July [...]

Times of transition, and in particular the transition we are all experiencing with the Presidential election, often create significant emotional reactions. Some of us feel [...]